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True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.


F-16 Combat Pilot Commodore 64 Target in sight
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum I think this screen allows fine tuning of weather etc. I have training mode set to ON so most are disabled
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS This suspension bridge marks the peak of detail in the EGA landscapes. Still, not bad for 1989.
F-16 Combat Pilot Amiga Load your F-16 with missiles, bombs, fuel tanks, recon pods...

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Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Zero Atari ST Nov, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Zero DOS Nov, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
Compute! Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars 75


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anyone have this game????? 1 James Stephens
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The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #31 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989

Sam Coupé version

The game was in development for Sam Coupé and was to be published by Revelation Software. A demo version appeared on the covertape of Crash issue 92 (September 1991) but the full game was ultimately not published.

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